HAVE I BEEN
ALL MY LIFE?
'I became an expert at deception without even knowing it.'
Lisa grew up as 'Little Miss Perfect,' a star student - smart and capable. She had big plans for her life.
Why then, by her mid-thirties had she settled for mediocrity?
What had robbed her of her dreams? Why was she in a safe and unfulfilling job? Why was she in a toxic relationship with a controlling man she knew she didn't want to end up with?
After a shocking wake-up call she finally took action and in the process discovered that she had been existing instead of living for too long. Plunging on an inward journey, she explores her childhood conditioning, intergenerational trauma and limiting beliefs which reveal how much time she squandered putting up, giving up and shutting up.
Where Have I Been All My Life? explores the ways in which 'good girls' make valuable mistakes on the path to true adulthood, but when we release fear and pain, we become empowered to claim freedom and authenticity.
In this story of one woman reaching for a life beyond the silencing gates of shame, Lisa becomes unstuck and squeezes more joy and excitement into the last ten years than in her preceding thirty-seven.
And who knows what surprises the universe has for her when she stops trying to be the person everyone expects her to be and starts being the person she was born to be?
WHERE HAVE I BEEN
ALL MY LIFE?
How I finally grew up after a
life of putting up, giving up
and shutting up.
MEET LISA BENSON
Lisa Benson is a self-diagnosed recovering perfectionist who spent five years writing her first book, Where Have I Been All My Life?
During this time, she lived part time on a boat on Sydney Harbour which she found to be a peaceful and inspirational space for her writing. She continues to lead a ‘double life’ travelling between Newcastle and Sydney each week.
Lisa has a Bachelor of Business Degree with a major in tourism and marketing. She previously held various sales and marketing positions in hotels and resorts, and also worked in a real estate office. It wasn’t until Lisa was in her forties that she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an author. She is now a full-time writer and blogger.
Lisa’s motto is Stop Trying – Start Being although she spent most of her life doing the exact opposite. She hopes to inspire women to stop wasting time living up to other people’s expectations, to discover the magic of living an authentic life and to be free of self-imposed limitations.